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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:04 PM

 

Wisconsin: Wisconsin DOJ says little on release of Capitol protesters' confidential information

Apparently a whole bunch of private information on the Solidarity Singers arrested at the Capitol Singalongs has been released to the public. Intimidation tactics are what Walker and his henchmen have turned to in their quest to stop the protests.


http://www.isthmus.com/daily/article.php?article=40929

Isthmus reported Monday that Capitol protester Craig Spaulding and others who are demanding jury trials recently received confidential information on other activists from DOJ attorneys. Spaulding alone received personal information, including addresses, driver's license and Social Security numbers, on more than 60 other protesters at his pre-trial conference on Friday.

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Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), who has been a vocal critic of the arrests of Solidarity Sing Along participants, called the release of confidential information by DOJ "totally unacceptable." "They need to immediately let everybody know whose personal information was released," she says. "This is how identify fraud happens -- when Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers get out."

Taylor also questioned Brueck's statement that those protesters being prosecuted by the DOJ are required to receive, through the discovery process, the police reports of other protesters. "I am not sure why all this information would be included," says Taylor, who is an attorney. "Even in discovery, when you have information of another person that is not pertinent, you redact it."

Attorney Susan Crawford, a former legal counsel to Gov. Jim Doyle, says the release of Social Security numbers could be a violation of the federal Social Security Act, which requires that public agencies that obtain or maintain social security numbers not disclose them. "[The DOJ] shouldn't be releasing social security numbers," she says.


You can contribute to the Solidary Singers Defense Fund here.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:13 PM

1. Disgusting!

Par for the course in Wankerville. I'd like to think that heads will roll over the release of social security numbers, but Wanker and goons always seem to slither out of trouble.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:43 PM

2. they can not release social security numbers to the public

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Fri Sep 20, 2013, 08:35 AM

3. Yet the DOJ will not release incriminating info re Wanker, voting records in Waukesha etc.

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